Germany arrests man in city of Duisburg suspected of potential attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - West German police arrested a man in the city of Duisburg after receiving information about a potential attack, the police said on Tuesday.

The man, 29, was a previously convicted Islamist militant and is suspected of planning an attack on a pro-Israeli demonstration, according to German newspaper Spiegel.

The apartment of the man in the Dellviertel neighbourhood was searched and he was temporarily taken into custody, the police said in a statement.

The man had searched online for pro-Israeli events and jihadist content and it is unclear whether he already had a specific demonstration in mind for the potential attack, Spiegel reported.

(Reporting by Maria Martinez; Editing by Sandra Maler)